Gina Burgess seems to have endless stores of energy and passion. Over the last two decades, she’s become one of Halifax’s most in-demand and well-respected musicians, both as a soloist and educator. Her flourishing began with Gypsophila, a band that retired recently after a decade-long run replete with five releases, four ECMA wins and countless sold-out shows. As that project heads out to pasture, Gina’s career has kept busy with The Jerry Cans, a Juno-nominated, Iqaluit-based Arctic rock band. What’s more, Gina has her own solo project emerging: a striking new classical undertaking that combines heady minimalism with hints of klezmer and celtic influence. In partnership with The Fountain School Of Performing Arts, we’ve commissioned Gina to score an overture for this year’s festival. Featuring a string quartet led by Burgess and countertenor Andrew Pickett, her unique compositional voice will aid in unleashing this weekend of sonic wilding.